Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

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  • Willpower: What can we do to increase self-control?
    In what became one of the most cited papers in social science literature, researcher Roy F. Baumeister discovered that willpower actually operates like a muscle; it can be strengthened with practice and fatigued by overuse. In a new book, "Willpower," Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control.9:06 a.m.
    John Tierney: Author and New York Times columnist. His latest book, written with Roy F. Baumeister, is" Willpower: The Science Behind Self Control and Decision Making."
  • Seeking answers in science
    In her new book, physicist Lisa Randall examines the role of risk, creativity, and uncertainty in scientific thinking, and why answering the biggest scientific questions we face could tell us who we are and where we come from.10:06 a.m.
    Lisa Randall: Professor of science at Harvard University, where she studies particle physics and cosmology. She is the author of "Knocking on Heaven's Door."

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